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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Injuries no bar to victors in Tolo Harbour race

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 09:44pm by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka Injuries no bar to victors in Tolo Harbour race Injury-plagued athletes claimed the victors' spoils in both the men's and women's races at the Tolo Harbour 10Km Race near Sha Tin on Sunday. Clinton Mackevicius clocked 32 minutes 21 seconds to win the men's event by all of three minutes over fireman Li Wang-chun, while veteran athlete Angelina ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Mo Farah insists 'it's no big deal' after race collapse in New York

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 09:33pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York World track champion recovers from fall in half-marathon to finish second I'm fine, Olympic ace insists after race collapse Double Olympic and world track champion Mo Farah collapsed after crossing the finish line in the New York half-marathon on Sunday, having recovered from a fall earlier in the race to finish second to Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai. Farah ...

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    London races to mark 60 years since Bannister mile

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 10:24pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in London The 60th anniversary of Roger Bannister breaking the four-minute mile will be marked with races over the distance in London. The 84-year-old Bannister will be patron of the May 24 event that will see 30 races finishing in front of Buckingham Palace. The winner of the senior men’s race will be awarded the new Sir Roger Bannister trophy, ...

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    A marathon with a patriotic beat

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 09:35pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Pyongyang For the first time, foreign amateur runners were given the opportunity to see Pyongyang in North Korea close-up by competing in an annual race Patriotic beat ... sister, Kim Hye-song, finished first and second in the women's race. The winning women's time was 2:27:04. Known as the Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon, the race is sanctioned ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Respect the distance

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 09:28pm by Reuters

    ... and 2012 London winner Wilson Kipsang, will race at a pace that Farah hopes, but is not yet certain, he can live with. When I'm training normally I know I can do reps of 5km or whatever ... metres champion told a news conference held in the shadow of Tower Bridge, the iconic halfway mark of the race. "When I'm training normally I know I can do reps of 5km or whatever ...

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    Mo Farah vows to be back after finishing eighth in London Marathon

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 09:45pm by AFP

    ... outpaced compatriot Stanley Biwatt in the finishing straight. Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia, last year's winner was third, and Ayele Abshero of Ethiopia was fourth. Kenya celebrated a race double ... but I'm disappointed I didn't go out there and give what the crowd deserve." British distance great Brendan Foster, commentating on the race, urged Farah to stick to defending his track ...

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    Bekele wins debut marathon but misses world record

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 10:42pm by AFP

    ... Bekele. He missed out on the world’s best time which is held by Kenyan Wilson Kipsang who set a mark of 2hr 03:23 last year in Berlin. In the women’s race, Kenya’s Flomena Cheyech dominated ... “I’m very happy, the course was good,” said a delighted Cheyech. “I wasn’t that fast but in the middle of the race, I felt confident and just told myself to keep running.” ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Hong Kong Marathon organisers ban under 16s from 10-kilometre race

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay, Lana Lam

    ... race Hong Kong Marathon organisers have banned under 16s from the event's 10-kilometre race, citing an "unhealthy trend" of overzealous parents and coaches pushing youngsters to train for endurance races. Michelle Wong, the marketing manager for the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association, said the executive committee had decided on the ban because it was worried about ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Kenyan Julius Maisei is back for Marathon with history on his mind

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 11:43pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Defending champion is eager to set a record by winning back-to-back races Maisei back with history and home on his mind A confident defending men's ... a lucky place for me." After winning in Hong Kong last year, in 2:14:18, and pocketing US$57,000, Maisei ran twice on the mainland twice, winning both races, before finishing a profitable ...

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    ‘Worst race’, but Bolt still a winner

    Posted Aug 31st 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Zurich Jamaican takes Zurich Diamond League race, but is ready to head home after long season 'Worst race', but Bolt still a winner Usain Bolt considered it his worst race of the season, yet he still won the 100 metres at the Weltklasse Diamond League meeting in Zurich in 9.90 seconds. The world and Olympic champion had the slowest reaction out ...




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